Activities in Basseterre

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A small but busy town on the southwest coast of St. Kitts, Basseterre is unique because it is home to two different town squares.  “The Circus” is geared towards tourism, while “Independence Square” is more for quiet sightseeing as visitors walk through town glimpsing historic building.  Although there is plenty to do in either area and throughout the rest of town, one of the most popular activities is shopping.  Leather handicrafts, woven baskets, and locally created clothing are particularly good finds and you can get great deals on jewelry at the Pelican Mall.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Short term visitors and long term guests both agree that renting a scooter can add a number of options of exploration during your stay in Basseterre. Whether you choose to simply cruise the streets, or use them for transportation, bikes and scooters can expand the scope of your vacation.

If you like the idea of exploring the area in the open air there are a couple of rental agencies that can help make it happen. Read this extended discussion which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you'd like to find additional specifics.


Basseterre Diving

Divers coming to Basseterre will not be displeased; colorful coral reefs are found just off the coast, ready to be explored.

There are 3 dive operators and at least 7 good dive sites in the area. For a detailed look at diving opportunities in this area use this link.


Basseterre has its very own reef just off shore. This underwater ecosystem provides the area with an abundance of fish that anglers can test their skills with.

Thinking about reeling in a big one while on vacation? There are two charter fishing companies operating in this area. To find out more about deep sea fishing in this area, read this article.


St. Kitts Golf

If you enjoy playing golf you should know that Basseterre isn't quite a golfer's paradise. Still, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. Click on this link to find our article concerning golf courses throughout St. Kitts.

Sailing and Boating

Leeward Islands Charters

Be sure to look at the table just below for details on area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Blue Water Safaris (869) 466-4933 Downtown Basseterre
Captain Sunshine (869) 663-9290 Old Road Town, 5.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
Leeward Islands Charters (869) 465-7474 Downtown Basseterre
Speedy 4 Charters (869) 466-1472 Frigate Bay, 2.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre

If you're interested in reading about area marinas and charter operators use this link.


Royal Gems

If there are some people who love to shop traveling with you, they might want to know that the area has more than 87 retail stores just waiting to be explored. For information on opportunities for shopping in Basseterre, click here.


National Museum

You should plan on spending a day enjoying the sights and culture of Basseterre. The area features 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. For more in formation concerning area sightseeing attractions, visit this page.

View the following chart to read more about a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Flamboyant Tours (869) 466-3840 Downtown Basseterre
Greg's Safaris (869) 465-4121 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Basseterre
Kantours ATV (869) 465-2098 Downtown Basseterre
Mariah Tours (869) 466-1605 Downtown Basseterre
Pereira Tours (869) 665-1943 Downtown Basseterre
Tropical Tours (869) 465-4167 Downtown Basseterre


Greg's Safaris

If you are thinking about snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Basseterre. For a more detailed look at snorkeling, read this article about snorkeling possibilities.


Relaxing in a spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to know there are several in this area. To learn about more the options, read this page.

Other Activities

Details concerning many other activities are summarized in the following chart.

Other Activities In And Around Basseterre
Name Type Phone Location
Beach Addiction Watersports Operator (869) 765-4246 Frigate Bay, 2.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre
Life Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (869) 465-4416 Downtown Basseterre
Mr. X Water Sports Watersports Operator -- Frigate Bay, 2.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre
Ocean View Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (869) 466-6594 Downtown Basseterre
St. Kitts Megaplex 7 Movie Theater (869) 466-4777 Downtown Basseterre
St. Kitts Scenic Railway Scenic Railway (869) 465-7263 4.2 mi. Northwest of Central Basseterre
Warner Park Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue -- Downtown Basseterre

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